Application deadline for 2018-2019 cohort
The application deadline is January 15. You will receive notification of a decision by early February.
Individuals selected for admission into the MSCM Program are those who have demonstrated the highest potential for achievement in the supply chain management profession. These applicants have shown the greatest capacity for high-quality academic work and will contribute to the diversity of both the student body and the ranks of supply chain leaders. Applicants are expected to demonstrate strong communication skills and solid skills in quantitative analysis. Applicants will be selected not only for their potential to benefit from the program but also for the experiences and knowledge they can contribute to the class. All aspects of your application, including the fulfillment of the admission requirements, are subject to verification.
Foster MSCM applicants must have completed the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The minimum GPA is 3.0 for the last 90-quarter or 60-semester credits. Studies conducted outside of the U.S. do not need to be converted to a four point scale, but transcripts should be translated to English.
We review each applicant’s undergraduate history, taking note of the difficulty of the curriculum, the scholastic quality of the school, and the existence of any social or economic disadvantage that may have affected past academic performance. Your prior scholastic performance should indicate an ability to complete graduate level work.
Post-undergraduate professional experience is desirable, but not required. The average work experience for the current class is 4.2 years with a range of 0 – 20.
- Online Applicant Profile (create your profile here)
- Official GMAT or GRE Score Report
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Letters of Recommendation
- Video Interview
- Non-refundable application fee ($85 )
Click on each heading below for more information.
Online Applicant Profile
In order to apply to the Hybrid MBA program, you must first create a new applicant profile via the UW Graduate School website. After creating your profile, you will be asked to select program information:
- Select your application type: “Graduate”
- Select your graduate program: “Business Administration – Foster School of Business – M of Supply Chain Management”
- Indicate your desired entry date (e.g. Summer 2018)
Two short-answer essays are required and uploaded as part of your online application. The essays must be within 500 words each.
- Why are you interested in the UW Foster Master of Supply Chain Management program and how will this degree help you achieve your career goals?
- Applicants are selected not only for their potential to benefit from the program but also for the experiences and knowledge they can contribute to the class. What will you contribute to the MSCM Program?
Your resume must be uploaded to your online application. It should be a complete summary of your education and professional work history in reverse chronological format. For each position, include:
- Company name and division/group/department
- Position title
- Dates of employment or internship
- Responsibility summary – a 2 to 4 sentence section describing your primary responsibilities for each position
- Accomplishment bullets – 2 to 4 bullets for each position
You must have completed the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university to be considered for admission. Transcripts are required for all undergraduate and graduate-level institutions attended.
Required format for all transcripts
Do not send official transcripts to our office via mail. Scan copies of your original transcripts in PDF file format and upload them to the online application. Make sure to include any transcript keys that describe the institution’s grading scale. These are typically found on the back side of most domestic transcripts.
Studies conducted outside of the U.S. do not need to be translated to a four point grading scale. Self-generated online grade reports or versions that have been cut and pasted into a Word document will not be accepted.
The following information must be on all transcripts:
- Full name of applicant (former names are acceptable if indicated on application)
- Name of degree-granting institution
- Title(s) of academic degree(s) awarded
- Dates of enrollment, including date of graduation/degree conferral
- Names of individual courses
- Grades, marks, or ratings of individual courses
- International transcripts must include official English translations
- Both marks sheets and degree statements are required, if applicable
Official GMAT or GRE Score Report
These exams are offered year-round and can be taken multiple times. Scores are valid for five years and you must take the exam at least two weeks before the admissions deadline to allow for the scores to be matched with your application. If you have taken the exam more than once, the admissions committee will use your highest total score to evaluate your application.
Request that your official scores be sent to the University of Washington MSCM Program. Include your score breakdown in the Self-Reported Test Score sections in the online application.
GMAT Score Reporting: University of Washington – Seattle, Michael G. Foster School of Business, Master of Supply Chain Management (Institution Code–459-BB-92)
GRE Score Reporting: University of Washington (Institution Code–4854)
What if my official test scores does not arrive by the deadline?
We cannot guarantee that late test scores will be considered in our evaluation of your admissions application. You should make every effort to have a complete application by the admissions deadline.
The GMAT/GRE cannot be waived for work experience.
*Note to UW Foster Seniors and Recent Graduates: The GMAT or GRE requirement will be waived for applicants who have graduated with an OSCM option from the Foster School in the 3 years
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Proficiency in English is required for admission to a graduate program at the University of Washington. If your native language is not English you are required to demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the following ways:
- A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom.
- Official documentation from the applicant’s undergraduate degree-granting institution (if the institution is in a country other than those listed above) verifying that all instruction is in English. A minimum of three years of enrollment at the undergraduate institution is required and the degree must be equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree.
- Complete the TOEFL exam. Minimum score requirement is 92 iBT / 580 PBT.
NOTE: Most test scores are valid for two years. Applicants with scores below the minimum score requirements are highly encouraged to retake the exam before submitting an application. Scores must be sent directly to the University of Washington (school code 4854).
Letters of Recommendation
Two recommendation letters are required. Preferably, recommendations should be provided by professional contacts versus academic or personal contacts. Designate your recommenders in your online application profile. Recommenders will receive an email directing them to the online recommendation form.
You are required to complete a short video interview while your application is under review. The interview allows us to get to know you better, assess your communication skills and your ability to think quickly and creatively. Interview invitations and instructions will be sent via email.
Non-refundable Application Fee $85
The fee can be paid only online via the UW Graduate School application portal, using a MasterCard or Visa credit/debit cards.
Notification of Admission Decision
For applicants whose complete application, including all supplementary materials, is submitted by the application deadline, an admissions decision will be provided in early February. All communication regarding the status of your application, including admission decisions, will be through email only.
Early applications are accepted and processed when received. However, we do not convey early decisions. Notification of admission decisions are sent at the same time for all applicants, in early February. Application status updates will be displayed on the online application status page.
Offer and Tuition Deposit
Once an offer of admission has been made, the applicant will have two weeks to consider the offer and pay a non-refundable, non-transferrable $1,500 tuition deposit. This deposit must be paid with a credit card online and is applied to the summer quarter tuition balance.
If you are an admitted international applicant and indicated you would be requesting an I-20 or DS-2019, you will be given separate instructions. The request for visa status requires you to provide statements of financial ability. Refer to our tuition and fees page for more information. Due to the program starting in summer quarter, there is a limited amount of time to submit your request and provide the financial documents. Delaying this process may result in not obtaining your visa in time to join the program.
All admitted students are required to attend our Week of Welcome Orientation activities from June 11 – 16. The sessions are designed to help you get to know your classmates and prepare you for success in the program.